Beach Day 4 – Reading Rainbows

My final year of college I was all about reading. Not necessarily books for my classes, although I did that too but more reading for pleasure. Add it to the list of things that 16 year old me would never believe about almost 25 year old me. I absolutely hated all the required readings for school. Thankfully that trend has passed.

I think my reading renaissance started with The DaVinci Code. Say what you want about Dan Brown, but the book was a fun ride. Once I got through the first 40 pages I couldn’t put it down until I finished it a couple of days later. Eventually I ran through all of his prior works. And yes, I have pre-ordered his next book The Lost Symbol. It’s a rare thing for me to be hyped for a book, but I guess it’s nothing compared to Harry Potter fanatics.

She's legal...I checked.

Isn't she lovely?

Speaking of Emma Watson, I have yet to read any of the Potter series but I have enjoyed the movie series so far. I know that movies based off of books rarely live up to their source material and I know for a fact that entire plot lines have been omitted from the movies simply because there isn’t enough time to include everything. I figure if I enjoy the movies this much, then the books should be right up my alley. And with the first part of Deathly Hallows not coming out for a year I have plenty of time to catch up on all the wizardry, right?

However, I don’t think I have earned the right to start those books until I finish the Alex Cross Series. Starting with Kiss the Girls, I have read every book in the series from author James Patterson. Every book except the last two. Currently they are collecting dust on my desk. I seem them every night before I go to sleep. I can hear they calling out to me…

Chris, read me. Read me! READ ME!

It sucks. During college, specifically the summer sessions of school I was a reading fiend. Then the real world hits, I start this little blog thing and it explodes into this daily adventure. I am a co-host of a podcast. I try to golf frequently. I still have a video game addiction to feed. The list of excuses continues to grow. My stack of purchased yet untouched books currently sits at 9. Considering the reader I was, this is an embarrassment. I’m hoping to bang out at least 3 books while I’m enjoying the sand and sun and hoping that the week of relaxation will reinvigorate my page turning finger, for it is tragically out of shape.

Who knows, maybe I’ll be able to hop on the Harry Potter Bandwagon in a couple of weeks. Besides, there is a plus to enrolling in Hogwarts this late: paperback is so much cheaper.

2 thoughts on “Beach Day 4 – Reading Rainbows

  1. Seems like we are in the same boat. Summer time has always been my reading time. I get a lot more done hanging out around the pool and such. I’ve found John Grisham is good pool-reading material.



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